2021 Safety in Football campaign
Columbus Community Hospital is proud to participate in the "Safety in Football" campaign organized by the Nebraska State Athletic Trainers' Association. The campaign's goal is to promote the importance of athletic trainers and help football teams in Nebraska stay safe on and off the field.
The theme of this year's campaign is "Safety in Athletics begins with having an athletic trainer."
From Aug. 23 to Sept. 9, numerous high schools and colleges throughout the state will be placing a small sticker on the back of each player's helmet. The sticker represents the cumulative efforts of these schools and the association to improve the safety of all Nebraska sports.
According to the Nebraska State Athletic Trainers' Association, coaching staffs across the state spend numerous hours each year coaching, teaching and mentoring football athletes on skills development, techniques and safety in the game of football.
"Unfortunately, these efforts in themselves are not sufficient to mitigate the inherent risks of the sport," said Brooke Hugues, public relations committee contact for the association. "This is why athletic trainers are such vital components of safe and successful football teams."
Columbus Community Hospital provides funding for area schools to access athletic training medical coverage at practices and competitive events. The funding covers athletic trainers at the three Columbus high schools and outreach services for athletic departments at Central Community College and several high schools in the surrounding area. The hospital is extremely proud of each of its athletic trainers and recognizes their important role in our community.
To learn more about the athletic training services at CCH, visit our athletic training page.
To learn more about the Safety in Football campaign, visit www.nsata.org.
About Nebraska State Athletic Trainers' Association
The Nebraska State Athletic Trainers' Association aims to advance the athletic training profession by enhancing professional and leadership abilities and providing encouragement, mentorship and improvement of opportunities in athletic training in the state of Nebraska.